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105.9 FM, Alliance

City of License: Alliance, NE

First Air Date: September 30, 1985

Operating Power: 100,000 watts

Original Call Letters: KAAQ

Format: Country

General Manager: Rich Epp

News Director: Kathy Woodard

Program Director: Pete Hunsigner

Chief Engineer: Bob Hinze

Date of FCC Issue: December 31, 1985

Issued To: Beach-Schmidt Group

Through the Years

  • 1984

    April 6, 1984-  Construction permit is granted.

    July 2, 1984- Call letters KAAQ approved by the FCC.

  • 1985

    September 30, 1985-  KAAQ signs on the air with 100,000 watts at 705 feet.  Studios located with co-owned KCOW AM at 1210 West 10th Street in Alliance, NE.   Transmitter location:  9947 County Road 118, Angora, NE.    Owner:  Beach-Schmidt Group (R.W. Beach 50.26%, Robert E. Schmidt 49.33%), Hays, KS  Format:  Country & Western.

  • 1991

    April 8, 1991-  Transfer of control to Eagle Communications, Hays, KS.  Robert Schmidt, President, Gary Shorman, VP.  Mike Garwood is General Manager.  Garwood is later inducted into the Nebraska Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2010.